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Old 05-31-2007, 02:24 PM   #16
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It seems that to support GPSbabel in Power PC systems that Debian is your best option.

Details of the package are here.

http://packages.debian.org/stable/utils/gpsbabel

Download debian via a mirror from http://www.debian.org/
 
Old 05-31-2007, 02:34 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Emerson
Please tell us where to get from Knoppix for PPC?
there is a paid version I found - looking for a free one it does exsist though

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Old 05-31-2007, 02:36 PM   #18
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It looks like X server is not required, meaning your thumb drive can take it. Debian base install is around 200 MB (well, it was last time I installed Debian).
 
Old 05-31-2007, 02:41 PM   #19
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http://www.powerdeveloper.org/forums...opic.php?t=220

there is a forum about niktarix which is a live cd for ppc

links are at the bottom of his post.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 12:57 AM   #20
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Is there english version of niktarix?

I looked for Debian, but do i really need to download 24 about 600MB cd images?
http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/we...owerpc/iso-cd/

Instructions for installing Debian are very long and complicated

For some distribution there must be single cd image that user just puts to computer and boots and thats it?
 
Old 06-01-2007, 01:35 AM   #21
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No, you don't need to get all 24 of those cds. Just the first one will do, that's the one that has the installer and the basic system - the other 23 contain extra software packages that you can also download individually from the internet as the need arises.

Installing Debian shouldn't be all that complicated at all; just follow the instructions once the installer gets running. You just need to make sure that you choose custom partitioning - otherwise it will overwrite all of your HD.

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Old 06-02-2007, 11:04 PM   #22
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I cannot use Debian because i have wrong type of internet connection.
 
Old 06-03-2007, 03:49 AM   #23
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What is the wrong type of internet connection? I'm afraid I don't really understand. If your connection doesn't allow downloading Debian, then it's unlikely you will be able to use internet with any Linux distribution... I don't see the difference between downloading an iso to your hard drive and burning it to cd to install or installing straight from the internet.

And of course, you can simply download the first cd and use that one to install; but if you want to add more packages later on, you do need internet connectivity. The other 23 cs are available primarily for people who haven't got internet at all.

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Old 06-03-2007, 05:01 AM   #24
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I use WLAN only and this page (www.debian.org/CD/netinst/) says:

"What types of network connections are supported during installation? The network install assumes that you have a connection to the Internet either using analogue PPP dial-up or using an ethernet connection. This may be through a PCMCIA adapter on laptops. Internal (PCI) ISDN cards and WLAN cards are not supported sorry!":

So Linux fully works if i just burn that first cd? Great.

Installing GPSbabel is propably easy?

http://packages.debian.org/stable/utils/gpsbabel
 
Old 06-03-2007, 05:09 AM   #25
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Do i need to use rewritable CDs?
 
Old 06-03-2007, 05:17 AM   #26
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And this is the right version i should use?:

http://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/

Which one?:
/pub/linux/mirrors/debian-cdimage/4.0_r0/powerpc/bt-cd/
/pub/linux/mirrors/debian-cdimage/4.0_r0/powerpc/iso-cd/
 
Old 06-03-2007, 06:16 AM   #27
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Which one?:
/pub/linux/mirrors/debian-cdimage/4.0_r0/powerpc/bt-cd/
/pub/linux/mirrors/debian-cdimage/4.0_r0/powerpc/iso-cd/
If you had looked at those files you would see that bt-cd/ is to download the CDs using bittottent, iso-cd/ is to download with http / ftp.
So you'll probably want the iso-cd/ link.
 
Old 06-03-2007, 06:20 AM   #28
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http://ftp.ticklers.org/debian-cd/4....owerpc/iso-cd/
 
Old 06-03-2007, 06:23 AM   #29
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btw, you do not need to use a cdrw - but you can.

And don't forget to burn it as an ISO (=image), not as a simple data cd.

As for GPSbabel, installing it should be as easy as going to

Desktop > Administration > Synaptic

locating the package, checking it and then pressing on apply. However, this presumes you get your WLAN working first.

Last edited by jay73; 06-03-2007 at 06:29 AM.
 
Old 06-03-2007, 06:50 AM   #30
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WHy don't you just do as the link suggested, and use an Ubuntu Live CD?

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